Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

NCHHSTP Newsroom
Your Connection to the Latest HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB News at CDC

Key Graphics on Trends Among High School Students from CDC’s National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 1991-2011

Click on a graphic to view it in high resolution.


Images and graphics highlighting major findings of the report are available for download. These high-resolution, public domain images are ready to print in your publication.

These images are in the public domain and are thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy, we request that the content provider be credited and notified of any public or private usage of an image.

This is a line graph showing overall declines in sexual risk behaviors of U.S. high school students, from 1991-2011.  Specifically, the graph shows that the percentage of high school students who had ever had sex decreased from 54% to 47%, the percentage of high school students who were currently sexually active decreased from 38% to 34%, the percentage of high school students with multiple sex partners decreased from 19% to 15%, and the percentage of high school students who used a condom during their last sexual experience increased from 46% to 60%.

This is a graphic showing Sexual Risk Behaviors among High School Students, 1991-2011 View High Resolution Version

This is a line graph showing the percentage of high school students who have ever had sexual intercourse, by race/ethnicity, from 1991-2011.  Specifically, the graph shows that 81% of African-American high school students had had sexual intercourse in 1991, declining to 60% in 2011; 53% of Hispanic high school students had had sexual intercourse in 1991, declining to 49% in 2011; and 50% of white high school students had had sexual intercourse in 1991, declining to 44% in 2011.

This is a graphic showing Percentage of High School Students Who Have Ever Had Sexual Intercourse, by Race/Ethnicity, 1991-2011. View High Resolution Version

This is a line graph showing the percentage of high school students who have had four or more lifetime sex partners, by race/ethnicity, from 1991-2011.  Specifically, the graph shows that 43% of African-American high school students  had had four or more lifetime sex partners in 1991, declining to 25% in 2011; 17% of Hispanic high school students had had four or more lifetime sex partners in 1991, declining to 15% in 2011; and 15% of white high school students had had four or more lifetime sex partners in 1991, declining to 13% in 2011.

This is a graphic showing Percentage of High School Students Who Have Had Four or More Lifetime Sex Partners, by Race/Ethnicity, 1991 vs. 2011. View High Resolution Version

This is a line graph showing the percentage of high school students who had sexual intercourse during the last three months, by race/ethnicity, from 1991-2011.  Specifically, the graph shows that 59% of African-American high school students had had sexual intercourse during the last three months in 1991, declining to 41% in 2011; 37% of Hispanic high school students had had sexual intercourse during the last three months in 1991, declining to 34% in 2011; and 34% of white high school students had had sexual intercourse during the last three months in 1991, declining to 31% in 2011.

This is a graphic showing Percentage of High School Students Who Had Sexual Intercourse During the Past Three Months, by Race/Ethnicity, 1991 vs. 2011. View High Resolution Version

This is a line graph showing the percentage of sexually active high school  students who used a condom during last sexual intercourse, by race/ethnicity, from 1991-2011.  Specifically, the graph shows that 48% of African-American high school students had used a condom during last sexual intercourse in 1991, rising to 65% in 2011; 37% of Hispanic high school students had used a condom during last sexual intercourse in 1991, rising to 58% in 2011; and 46% of white high school students had used a condom during last sexual intercourse in 1991, rising to 60% in 2011.

This is a graphic showing Percentage of Currently Sexually Active High School Students Who Used a Condom During Last Sexual Intercourse, by Race/Ethnicity, 1991-2011. View High Resolution Version

 
Media Inquiries:
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STDs or TB
  • (404) 639-8895
    M-F 9am-5:30pm (ET)
  • Email

All Other Topics

Public Inquiries:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348

  • Contact CDC–INFO

The NCHHSTP Atlas is an interactive tool that provides CDC an effective way to disseminate HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB data, while allowing users to observe trends and patterns by creating detailed reports, maps, and other graphics. Find out more! http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/atlas/


Prevention Through Health Care

CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives. Protecting People. Saving Money Through Prevention. Learn More About How CDC Works For You

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #